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Hello Dear Friends

Here you will find a selection of my personal work. Some older and other very recent. Although work is situated between the TRI-X Pan 35mm and the RAW NEF with several million Pixels, proximity to the issues and emotions that I try to convey the stories that are shown here are the same.

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About

Photographer, photo editor, art director, MTB soul rider ... lover of less conventional music (occasionally I play some records under the sombrero of my alter ego: the widely unknown Evil Mariachi) ...

 

(...) The South-west, from the mouth of the River Seixe to Pedra do Gigante (the Giant´s Stone) before Cape St Vincent. This is my laboratory of emotions. My (wide) workshop. This is where I draft my projects and where the drafts of my ideals are put together. This is where I return whenever I can, until the day when I will return forever. Thoughts that take shape, the shape of childhood memories. «Do you remember, Grandma?: A few tiny fish for dinner!… On the other side of Poça da Rã…» - Images that revive when revisited, that make our options mature and help define the themes of our existence.(...)

João Mariano
In recent years I have been paying special attention to the Portuguese Southwest, specially to the area covered by the Costa Vicentina. With a coherent documental and also aesthetic intention, I have been developing long photography works on the subsistence activities more deeply rooted in this area, most of which related to the sea: Sea Warriors, 1998 > dedicated to the pluckers of barnacles; Alembics and Alchemists, 1999 > on the distilleries of aguardente de medronho - a strong traditional fruit brandy made with the fruit of medronho tree - (arbutus unedo L.); Uncommon Places, 2000 > more or less subjective landscapes of the St. Vincent Coast ; In-Depth Work, 2001 > on the underwater plucking of algae... in 2010 it was published “Ria de Alvor: stories of a place | Shellfish catchers”. My latest project is called The Unknown Known and is a very personal approach to the coastline of the municipality of Lagoa ...

...I have also been developing (as you may see by the selection of works available on line) several studies and projects that have been exhibited and edited in albums and catalogues.

RESUME

João Mariano, Lisboa, 1969

Photographer | Photography Editor

Live and develop my work between Aljezur (Algarve) and Lisbon.

I had my photographic studies at Ar.Co, Lisbon.

Currently, besides these my most personal projects, I’m CEO at 1000olhos, an agency of Image and Communication, based in Aljezur (Algarve), which I founded with my wife in 2001.
www.1000olhos.pt

CURRICULAR NOTES

 

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WORK

These are just some of my personal work. Here the definition of subjects and themes are my sole responsibility. I try that my approach and involvement in projects that I develop is in close proximity, dignifying stakeholders and valuing themes.

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Books

This is a selection of books resulting from some of the projects that I have developed over the past years.

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Contact

 


PERSONAL PROJECTS

contact@joaomariano.com

COMERCIAL/PROMOCIONAL WORK

1000olhos
Rua João Dias Mendes, 51,
8670-086 ALJEZUR - PORTUGAL

(+351) 282 991 274
info@1000olhos.pt

www.1000olhos.pt

 

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